Discover more about Tobar an Dualchais/Kist o Riches in the blogs published here, which cover a wide range of fascinating subjects from the website. We also publish information about our events, projects and resources in this section. Blogs are added on a regular basis so please re-visit this section to view the latest ones and keep up to date with what we’re doing.


In search of architecture that belongs

This question reminds me of when my brother and I were discussing the characteristics of the blackhouse with master thatcher and stonemason Duncan “Stalker” Matheson from Camusluinie in Kintail.

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A north Skye event to treasure and celebrate what we have

Events to celebrate the Gaelic language and culture of Trotternish recently included an opportunity to listen and talk about some of the oldest locally-made recordings in the Tobar an Dualchais collection. Tobar an Dualchais Director Flòraidh Forrest explains more about some of these recordings.

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Legend, not historical record, behind a name

Liam Alastair Crouse discovered recordings on the Tobar an Dualchais website which show the folklore that shaped place and place names in the Hebrides…

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Iseabal Hendry: Residency Progress

My local landscape is my greatest love, and my rural upbringing in the north west coast of Scotland has in many senses characterised who I have come to be. As such it also drives and impacts my practice in ways that I'm only just starting to uncover and understand.

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A Carrying Stream - Exhibition

This year the University of Edinburgh’s Summer Exhibition, ‘A Carrying Stream’, utilises ethnological material from the School of Scottish Studies Archive (SSSA) to create an immersive experience.

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Seonaidh Caimbeul – a lost recording of a Uist bard

When giving public presentations, we would present a clip of Anna MacDougall of Glen, Barra, singing a snippet of O Hùg O, Chailleach Chrùbach from this year, which was the oldest recording on the website at that time (TAD ID 40457).

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